Tales of the TailsAldabra Cadabra

May 21, 2018 - They’re hairless, heavy and never in a hurry; gregarious and gargantuan. They’re educational and ectothermic. They’re reptiles and are the second largest tortoise species in the world. They’re Aldabra tortoises! How big are Aldabra tortoises? Aldabra tortoises are only slightly … More »

Endangered Species DayReptiles En-Danger of Going Extinct

May 18, 2018 - Today is Endangered Species Day: the perfect time to familiarize yourself with some of the most endangered species the Virginia Zoo is helping to conserve within the newly renovated reptile building, World of Reptiles. These species are only a handful … More »

Orangutan PregnancyMaking the “Bed”

May 16, 2018 - Every morning humans across the world wake up, get up and make their bed. For orangutans, the perfect time to make their bed is when it’s time for sleep and relaxation. All orangutans make beds, formally called nests. A new … More »

Zoo To Do 2018Zoo To Do Attire Inspiration

May 10, 2018 - Swamped on what to wear to the Virginia Zoo’s biggest party of the year, Zoo To Do? The Zoo always encourages “creative cocktail” for attire, and we want you to mix it up with any animal-inspired accessories and get-ups you … More »

FrogWatch USAUnFROGgettable Experiences

May 7, 2018 - The weather is warming up, which means more people are out spending time in nature. One of the most popular things to do in warmer weather is to go on a hike or nature walk. This is a great way … More »

Baby AnimalsCinco de Duiker

May 7, 2018 - A 12-pound male Yellow-backed duiker, named Hashtag (or “Tag” for short) was born on exhibit Saturday morning to mother, Dot, and father, Dash. Keepers have seen Dot nursing, cleaning and caring for her new baby and she’s doing a great … More »

Party AnimalsA Baby Shower for Dara!

May 4, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo is throwing an orangutan baby shower! Come help us celebrate mom-to-be Dara on Sunday, May 20, at 11 am at the orangutan exhibit in Asia – Trail of the Tiger. The event will feature fun activities for … More »

Donate to the ZooGive Local 757!

May 1, 2018 - In one week on Tuesday, May 8, the Virginia Zoo, as well as dozens of other nonprofits in the Hampton Roads area, is participating in the fifth annual Give Local 757 Day of Giving. This year, our goal is to raise … More »